Aceh Jaya Regency

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Aceh Jaya Regency
اچيه جاي
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Coat of arms of Aceh Jaya Regency
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 4°49′N 95°40′E / 4.817°N 95.667°E / 4.817; 95.667Coordinates: 4°49′N 95°40′E / 4.817°N 95.667°E / 4.817; 95.667
Country Indonesia
Special Region Aceh
Regency 2002
Capital Calang
 • Total 3,812.99 km2 (1,472.20 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 80,836
 • Density 21/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zone WIB (UTC+7)
Area code(s) +62 654

in Aceh Jaya Regency is a regency (kabupaten) of Aceh Special Region, Indonesia. It is located on the island of Sumatra. The regency covers an area of 3,812.99 square kilometres and according to the 2010 census had a population of 76,782 people;[1] the latest official estimate (as at 2014) is 80,836. The seat of the regency is Calang. The main crops grown in the regency are rice, rambutan, durian, orange, water melon, rubber, palm and coconut oil.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The regency is divided administratively into six districts (kecamatan), listed below with their villages (Aceh: gampong) and populations at the 2010 Census:[1]

  • Teunom (36 villages) - 17,090
  • Panga (19 villages) - 6,546
  • Krueng Sabee (17 villages) - 14,247
  • Setia Bakti (13 villages) - 7,512
  • Sampoiniet (38 villages) - 11,405
  • Jaya (48 villages) - 19,428

2004 earthquake[edit]

On December 26, 2004, the regency was affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake. The Indonesian Government has announced that a rebuilt Calang will be sited further inland, although individual families and businesses are rebuilding at the same location along the coast. By October 2006 substantial parts of the town of Calang have been reconstructed, including a small hotel and a number of restaurants and other businesses. By the end of 2006 a total of 15,000 houses and 57,000 permanent houses had been reconstructed in the regency.[3] Many people along the coast are still in transitional housing but progress has been made by the various local and many international organizations such as the Red Cross and USAID who are assisting with the reconstruction.[3]


  1. ^ a b Biro Pusat Statistik, Jakarta, 2011.
  2. ^ "Aceh Jaya" (PDF). Aceh Investment Board. February 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 7, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Kalyanamitra’s Experience Recovery Aceh after Earthquake and Tsunami:Looking at Women Participation in Housing Construction in Aceh Jaya, Aceh, Indonesia" (PDF). December 20, 2010. 

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